Monday, June 29, 2009

But what is it?

I found this thing at a sidewalk sale on Grand yesterday:

What is it, you ask?

It's the front of an old stereo console!
While it's clearly seen better days (you can see where some wood pieces have broken off), I'm really into the mid-century, vaguely Asian vibe it's giving off.

Now the question is what to do with it.

It's cool and all for decorative purposes, but I'd love it to have a function. I tried it as a valance, but it's too short to span the top of our windows.

But...

It's the perfect-sized headboard (eerily enough, I just blogged about wanting one last week) for a queen-sized bed. Oil the wood and paint the back all nicey-nice like? What do you think?

Anyone have other suggestions? Let's hear them (in stereo)!

9 comments:

Becca said...

You could use the empty middle two spaces for pictures, photos, or mirrors. In other words, use it as a big-ass frame. That's my idea, anyway.

Shannon said...

Ohhh, it was meant to be your headboard. That is so cool. I would totally paint it black and maybe another lighter color... to highlight the geometric pattern.

Anonymous said...

Headboard!!!!!

Jesse Lu said...

Yeah phenomenal headboard... I wish I could find comething that freakin' awesome on the curb to put behind my bed. Delish!

Alison said...

Thanks for the suggestions, you guys. I do like the mirror idea. Hmm, a mirrored headboard would be weird, right?

Ok, now I'm totally inspired to do this. I'll post after pictures.

Becca said...

A mirrored headboard could be wierd....yet fun ;)

Back Garage said...

Dude! That thing is awesome! If you don't use it as a headboard, I will.

JEM 'n Tonic said...

I think the backboard idea is very unique. It would also look really nice hanging on the wall as a piece of art. It has such nice texture, and of course, the best thing is... It's wood! The best material ever!

katrina said...

Love the mirror idea, but if you don't go that route, then definitely make the background a different color from the main design. That baby's yearning for the spotlight!

How deep is it? I mean, could you hang it vertically and stand little tchotchkes on it?

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